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Chapman's Pond & Nature Trails

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We developed this passive recreation park that is listed on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Great Florida Birding Trail. All of the park's beautiful water features are supplied by GRU's reclaimed water program.

7100 SW 41 Place, Gainesville, FL
(Off Tower Road, east of Kanapaha Veterans Memorial Park)
See map for directions

Always open to the public

Wildlife Viewing
GRU joined with the local Audubon Society to create one of the area's premiere wildlife observatories.

  • Observatory located atop an inclined 10-foot wide earthen berm overlooks a holding pond attractive to wildlife
  • 150 species of birds frequent the area
  • Osprey nesting platforms
  • Bat houses
  • Informational kiosks
  • Trail and plant markers

Other Park Amenities

  • Ponds, streams, waterfalls and fountains
  • Trails for walking, jogging or biking
  • Soccer fields
  • Picnic and other recreational areas

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